Human Rights Report March 1999

SUMMARY Federation Deputy Minister of Interior dies as a result of car bombing in Sarajevo Security concerns lead to evacuations from Republika Srpska Influx of persons from FRY More explosions in Stolac High Representative extends deadline to claim property in the Federation to 4 July 1999 High Representative cancels permanent occupancy rights is [...]

Human Rights Report February 1999

SUMMARY 100 Bosnian Serbs return to Mostar Bomb in Travnik injures Bosnian Croat policeman Review of implementation of Federation property laws Implementation of RS property laws begins NGO issues report on discrimination and segregation in education in Federation THE RIGHT TO RETURN ASSESSMENT VISITS AND RETURNS [This section focuses on visits [...]

Human Rights Priorities for 1999 – January 1999

Human rights coordination centre A cooperative effort within the Office of the High Representative Human Rights Steering Board Recommendations to the Human Rights Task Force Introduction Progress made in the field of human rights during 1998 has contributed to the further development of a variety of mechanisms for human rights protection in Bosnia [...]

HRCC Human Rights Monthly Report January 1999

IPTF places Stolac police officers on 3 months probation RS police officers torture murder Suspects 'Zvornik 3' exchanged for Bosnian Serb prisoners IPTF Monitors attacked in Foca following attempted SFOR detention of Bosnian Serb RS Instruction on Property Laws published

Human Rights Report December 1998

SUMMARY IPTF inspection team deployed to examine performance of Stolac police in preventing and responding to returnee-related violence Violent incidents in Eastern RS following SFOR detention of indicted war crimes suspect, including attack on ECMM monitors Progress on returns to Polje and Rastani RS police officers disqualified for involvement i [...]

Human Rights Report November1998

SUMMARY Continued incidents targeting Bosniak minority returns in Herzegovina-Neretva Canton; attacks targeting Bosniak minority returns in Teslic municipality Obstruction of Bosniak returns to Rastani UNMIBH Judicial System Assessment Programme established to monitor and assess BiH court system Implementation of property and housing laws in Feder [...]

Human Rights Report October1998

SUMMARY Series of violent incidents targeting Bosniak minority returns in Herzegovina-Neretva Canton, including death of Bosniak returnee and ill-treatment of Bosniak official and police officers by Capljina police Failure to meet minimum standards of fair trial in Ibrahim Djedovic case Sentences in Subotic case do not reflect severity and brutali [...]

Human Rights Report August and September 1998

SUMMARY Election-related incidents Torture and ill-treatment of illegally detained persons in Pale War crimes arrest in Ljubinje in violation of Rules of the Road Extension of deadline until 4 April 1999 for claiming socially owned apartments RS Government failure to adopt property and housing laws by 31 August deadline Bosnian Serb indictee appre [...]

Human Rights Report July 1998

SUMMARY Month of July marked by series of return-related incidents including violations of the right to life, property and physical integrity and the right to return, particularly in Travnik, Kakanj, Stolac and Drvar (Fed) and Brcko, Klanac, Zvornik, Banja Luka and Bosanska Gradiska (RS) Disciplinary proceedings initiated against Teslic police off [...]

Human Rights Report June 1998

SUMMARY Deterioration of Security Situation in Travnik area Graveyard Visit to Srebrenica Improvement in Freedom of Movement with New Common License Plates Bosnian Serb Indictee Apprehended in Foca Addressing Obstacles to Implementation of Federation Property Legislation Draft Law on Associations and Foundations Distributed for Public Discussion H [...]